Thursday, 6 July 2017

My Uni Room 2016/17


Now I have just moved out of my second year uni house for this year, after exams which is why I haven't posted for absolutely ages (sorry about that!). I did managed to take a few snaps of my room before I took everything down and packed up though, so I thought I'd share them as a little room tour/inspiration if your moving to uni soon or for your own room at home. I was in a house shared with 5 other super lovely girls, I'm so sad not to be sharing with them next year for our final year, but will probably still go to each other's places often I hope.










Although my room was quite small, it did have enough storage, and having a large desk top space was very useful to have my skincare things in easy reach. 

So my bedding is from bhs, I got the duvet cover and pillow cases in the sale just before they closed unfortunately. The bedding is like a jersey material and is super soft and cosy especially in winter, it is also reversible having bigger stripes on one side and much thinner stripes on the other which is the side I have it on usually.
My throw and the cushions are from primark, expect the cloud one which I got recently from typo, they have a lot of cute things in at the moment too. My prints on the shelf are from etsy and the frames are from wilkos. Then the fairy lights are from amazon, I got the 200 light line, which is pretty long enough but depends how you would want to have them hung up, I also used the command decorative clips as they don't damage the wall.

On the side table I just have my night time essentials (I did a post here), the two pineapples are again from primark. Also I just have a basket underneath with a few other beauty bits stored in it, which is from sainsburys, I quite like the wooden heart on it too.

Then on to my desk area and shelves, I'd already filed away my uni work when these photos were taken, so it was much tidier than it usually would be! On the top I just have my laptop and printer, a little frame with a peg display part which I like for keeping little notes and tickets from things I've been to. Then on the corner I have my skincare items, the grey basket was from wilkos again, and I just keep my makeup brushes in little mug for the moment. Now on to the shelves above, I have the light box which is actually from B&M and was only something like £8.99 or something which is pretty good, and the pineapple cup from primark and my travel bag for when I go home for the weekend. Then the bottom shelf there are some of my textbooks and baking books, a reed diffuser this one from zoella's range and one of the candle holders. Also I have a little banner from primark and a pineapple honeycomb decoration which I think was from sainsburys as well.

I can't wait to decorate my flat next year too, which will be my final year at uni as well, honestly don't know where the time goes. 


Please comment down below if you want to know where anything else is from xxx



Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Style Edit - Mesh Tops


So I've seen loads of mesh tops around recently, embroidered ones especially, and I love the plain black bralet styled underneath. I've put together a few of my favourite tops that I've seen online, eBay is a really good place for value too.












Do you love the embroidered style at the moment? xxx



Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Interior Edit - Spring Refresh


Hope you've all had a good Easter weekend! While I've been quite good not eating my weight in Easter eggs, I've put together some inspiration for a little interiors refresh. Featuring tribal kind of prints, light pinks and succulents.

Interior Edit - Spring Refresh


Key Items


Textured cushions (here, here, here)






Wall prints (here, here)


What are your favourite shops for home ware items? xxx



Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Travel - Lake District


So I'm on my Easter break from uni at the moment, still have plenty of work to do though! Anyway last week I went on a trip with a uni group to lake windermere, and managed to take a few good photos too.













 










 What are your favourite places to visit in the UK? xxx



Saturday, 4 March 2017

S/S 17 Wishlist


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Just a quick wishlist of my favourite items for spring at the moment, since its starting to feel a bit more like spring all the flowers and daffodils are coming up on the ground. I definitely think embroidery and gingham will continue into summer as well.

Key Items
















What's on your wishlist at the moment, have a great weekend too xxx



Sunday, 12 February 2017

Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake


So this is my first baking post kinda. It is really just a super quick and simple mug cake recipe which is gluten free too! I find it great for when I'm just craving a good chocolate cake, but don't really want to bake a whole cake just for myself, and its quite satisfying because it's not overly sugary sweet either.


Ingredients


3 Tbsp of Oat or Coconut Flour 
1.5 Tbsp of Cocoa Powder
1.5 Tbsp of Soft Dark Brown Sugar or Stevia
1 Tbsp of Coconut or Sunflower Oil
1 Tbsp of Honey
1/4 Tsp of Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
3 Tbsp of Milk



1. Add all dry ingredients to your mug, I used a 250ml mug for this, then mix together



2. Add the milk to the mix and combine well, making sure there aren't any lumps in the mixture.

3. Then microwave for 1 minute on the high setting for a melted middle, may need a bit longer depending on the wattage of your microwave

4. Enjoy warm with cream or any topping you like




 Do you have any quick cake recipes you enjoy making and eating? xxx



Friday, 3 February 2017

Pixi - The Best of Bright Kit



Pixi Best of Bright kit £16.50 at QVC

Can't believe I haven't used a Pixi product before, especially the Glow Tonic which is a staple of a skincare routine for some. So to introduce myself to the range I picked up the Best of Bright kit, I bought it online from QVC along with the mega 500 ml Glow Tonic which the size is exclusive to QVC I think. Also the kit is a bit cheaper from them compared to other websites I looked at before purchasing.They have a lot of other skincare brands such as Liz Earle and First Aid Beauty too.

The kit contains mini versions of the glycolic exfoliating toner, the mud cleanser and the mud purifying mask. My skin had being playing up after exam time so I really needed brightening up. The actual products are a bit smaller than I expected when ordering but are perfect travel size for a little pamper on a weekend away. Also I can refill the little glow tonic too as and when I need for travelling.


Glow Tonic

This helps to even out skintone, to give a brighter and more smooth looking appearance to skin. This has 5% glycolic acid to help exfoliate. Use with a cotton pad to sweep across the face and neck, after cleansing first. It also contains witch hazel and ginseng which have kept my skin looking refreshed. I use this around three times on a evening a week because I don't want to over exfoliate and dry out my skin, so it is already part of my routine and will definitely continue to use this as I have the 500 ml pump too.
 A good spf is needed after this as it makes the skin more sensitive to the sun, but you should use one everyday anyway :-).


Glow Mud Cleanser

This also has 5% glycolic acid, to exfoliate and help skin to look fresher. This really helped to clear up my skin quicker after it was playing up, as it detoxifies and deep cleanses the face and pores. Although it is still gentle on the skin and is easy to wash off after massaging in.


 Glow Mud Mask

It says to used this mask two to three times a week, however I have only used it a couple of times as a treat for my skin. It has left my skin looking much brighten and again it was good for clearing my skin. It is also gives pores a good deep cleanse. I found it quite difficult to wash off even with a sponge, but I don't know if I applied it on too thickly or if it was because of how the mud in it dried on my skin. But I would say I will still continue to use it.

So overall I will repurchase the kit for travel as I love to use mini products when I'm away. Also I would probably get the full-sized versions of each to use more regularly and fit into my current skincare routine.


Hope you've had a good week, and let me know if you like these kinds of longer posts for the future xxx